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Pebble door opens

EPA agrees to lift pre-emptive restrictions, allowing normal permitting

After five long years of battling inside and outside of the courtroom, Pebble Limited Partnership and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have negotiated an agreement that opens the door for the enormous Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska to enter the permitting process unencumbered by predetermined restrictions.

“This settlement represents a major step forward for the...


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